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Many rural Alberta communities face critical issues of sustainability including rural-urban migration by youth and young adults. Drawing on research in Alberta, this thesis identifies the factors influencing rural-urban migration and discusses ways of empowering communities. A survey of youth...
Learning in Social Action in Contexts of Mining Dispossession: A Critical Case Study of Roșia Montană, RomaniaDownload
Transnational corporations promise win-win development, but extractive projects often deliver dispossession, displacement, impoverishment, environmental degradation, and disrupt social relations in rural localities. These conditions can in turn engender contestation and resistance to...
SSHRC Awarded PDG 2020: New immigrants (those in Canada for less than 10 years) are over-represented in jobs and workplaces that are hazardous to their health and safety, placing them at high risk for occupational injuries. Many new immigrant workers in precarious employment have little...
Race Regimes and Racialization: Participatory Research Explorations in Im/migrant Service NGOs in AlbertaDownload
Employing a racialization and race regimes framework as an analytical lens, this research explored how the state-provision of immigrant support services offered by IS-NGOs (immigrant service non-governmental organizations) through various programs, such as English Language Learning/Parenting and...
The idea of ‘slippery texts' provides a useful descriptor for materials that mutate and evolve across different media. Eight adult gamers, encountering the slippery text American McGee's Alice, demonstrate a variety of ways in which players attempt to manage their attention as they encounter a...
The Social and Cultural Conditions for Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Students in a Rural Community: A Case Study of Educators’ PerspectivesDownload
In order to combat sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth suicide ideation and completion, the cultures of schools must change to become accepting and inclusive of this vulnerable group. SGM youth in rural spaces are at greater risk than their urban counterparts. For changes to occur, a deep...